Dutch police seize 150 kg of cocaine in melon shipment

19th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

The shipment of melons from Central America has been picked up at Antwerp’s harbour last week.

19 May 2008

VENLO - Police in the Dutch city of Venlo say they have seized 150 kilograms of cocaine stashed among a shipment of melons from Central America.

Police say the company transporting the melons by truck uncovered a number of odd packages while unloading the shipment in the nearby small town of Grubbenvorst in southeast Netherlands and notified authorities.

Police said Monday the packages contained "pure cocaine". No arrests have been made. Police say the 28-year-old driver, who picked up the melons at Antwerp's harbour in Belgium last week, was not a suspect.

[AP / Expatica]

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